The financial crisis emanating from the U.S. has added fuel to the growing income disparity, and is influencing the way that women view marriage. Not that long ago, women in Japan were said to look for the “Three Highs” in their future husbands: high income, high educational pedigree, and physical height. But to stay afloat in these hard times, women are now searching for future husbands with qualities that will sustain a “survival marriage,” such as “having a steady job.”

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